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Re: Connection Header

From: Rob McCool <robm@neon.mcom.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 11:02:36 -0800
Message-Id: <199412171902.LAA18193@neon.mcom.com>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@www0.cern.ch>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
/*
 * "Re: Connection Header" by frystyk@ptsun00.cern.ch (Henrik Frystyk Nielsen)
 *    written Sat, 17 Dec 94 16:54:07 +0100
 * 
 * The MGET causes an extra roundtrip time as many servers will think:
 *
 * 	"Gee - nobody has told me about this method. I simply refuse
 * to do anything about it"

It seems to me that this could be alleviated by having regular GET
methods on MGET-capable servers return

Allow: MGET

so that the client, after the first GET, knows whether it should send
MGET or GET.

 * This is the reason for waiting with a SESSION method to HTTP/1.1 as
 * Roy points out. Also we would like a more general approach than
 * only having GET as a possibility. A SESSION method can also be used
 * for interactive sessions.
 */

Does the SESSION method you propose allow for servers to mix pieces of
responses to different requests together like HTTP-NG?

--Rob
Received on Saturday, 17 December 1994 11:04:00 EST

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